Nature of Literacy, Meaning Making, Reading Comprehension & Reading-writing Relationships

Book

Tierney, R. J., Anders, P., & Mitchell, J. (Eds.). (1987). Understanding Readers’ Understanding. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Published Papers

Beach, R. & Tierney, R. J. (2016) Toward a theory of literacy meaning making within virtual worlds. In S. Israel (Ed) Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension. Vol. 2. (pp. 135-164). New York: Routledge. https://www.academia.edu/16541033/Toward_a_Theory_of_Literacy_Meaning_Making_Within_Virtual_Worlds

Tierney, R. J. (2011) Multimedia digital engagements by readers and learners. Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, Thousand Oaks, California: Sage. Publishing.

Tierney, R. J. (2009). Literacy education 2.0: Looking through the rear view mirror as we move ahead. In J. Hoffman & Y. Goodman (Eds.), A historical perspective on the future of reading research, public policy and classroom practices. (pp. 282-300). New York: Routledge.

Tierney, R.J. (2009). Agency and artistry of meaning makers within and across digital spaces. In Susan Israel and G. Duffy (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension, (pp. 261-288). New York: Routledge. https://independent.academia.edu/RobTierney/PapersTierney, R. & T. Rogers. (2002). Reading comprehension instruction. In B. Guzzetti (Eds.) Literacy in America: An encyclopedia of history, theory, and practice. (pp.506-508). ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA.

Tierney, R. (2002). Reading writing relationships. In B Guzzetti, (Ed.), Literacy in America: An encyclopedia of history, theory, and practice (pp.534-535). ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA.

Tierney, R. J. (1994). Dissension, tensions and models of literacy. In R. Ruddell, M. Ruddell & H. Singer (Eds.), Theoretical models and processes of reading (4th Ed.) (pp.1162-1182). Newark: International Reading Association. https://independent.academia.edu/RobTierney/Papers

Tierney, R. J. and Shanahan, T. (1991). Research on the reading-writing relationship: Interactions, transactions, and outcomes. In R. Barr, M. L. Kamil, P. Mosenthal, and P. D. Pearson (Eds.). Handbook of reading research, Volume II (pp. 246-280). New York: Longman. https://independent.academia.edu/RobTierney/Papers

Shanahan, T. and Tierney, R. J. (1991). Reading-writing connections: The relations among three perspectives. In J. Zutell and S. McCormick (Eds.) Literacy theory and research: Analyses from multiple paradigms (pp. 13-34.). Chicago: National Reading Conference.

Tierney, R. J. (1990). Redefining reading comprehension. Educational Leadership, March. pp. 37-42. https://independent.academia.edu/RobTierney/Papers

Tierney, R. J. (1990). Verbocentrism, dualism and oversimplification: The need for new vistas for reading comprehension research and practice. In R. Beach and S. Hynds (Eds.), Developing discourse practices in adolescence and adulthood. Norwood, NJ: Ablex. pp. 246-260.

Tierney, R. J. and Gee, M. (1990). Reading comprehension: Readers, authors, and the world of the text. In D. Bogdan and S. Straw (Eds.). Beyond communication: Reading communication: Readers, authors, and the world of the text. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook: Heinemann.

McGinley, W. and Tierney, R. J. (1989). Traversing the topical landscape: Reading and writing as ways of knowing. Written Communication. 6, 3, pp. 243-269. https://independent.academia.edu/RobTierney/Papers

Tierney, R. J., Soter, A., O’Flahavan, & McGinley, W. (1989). Effects of reading and writing on thinking critically. Reading Research Quarterly, 24, 2. pp. 134-173

Tierney, R. J. & Rogers, T. (1988). Exploring the cognitive consequences of variations in the social fabric of classroom literacy events. In D. Bloome (Ed.), Learning to use literacy in educational settings: Literacy as a social and cognitive process. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, pp. 250-265.

Tierney, R. J. & McGinley, W. (1987). Exploring reading and writing as ways of knowing. In Language and Learning. Proceedings of the Australian Reading Association. Gosford, NSW: Ashton-Scholastic, pp. 19-31.

Tierney, R. J. (1987). Voices, images, experiences and perspectives: Transactions between readers, writers and the world of the text. In Language and Learning. Proceedings of the Australian Reading Association. Gosford, NSW: Ashton-Scholastic, pp. 101-113.

Tierney, R. J. & Leys, M. (1986). What is the value of connecting reading and writing? In B. Peterson (Ed.), Convergences: Essays on Reading, Writing, and Literacy. Urbana, IL: National Council for Teachers of English, pp. 15-29.

Tierney, R. J., Leys, M., & Rogers, T. (1986). Comprehension, composition and collaboration: Analyses of communicative influences in two classrooms. In T. Raphael (Ed.), The Contexts of School-based Literacy. New York: Random House, pp. 191-216.

Tierney, R. J. (1985). Functionality of written literacy experiences. In M. Sampson (Ed.), The Pursuit of Literacy (pp. 108-115). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Tierney, R. J. (1985). Reading-writing relationships: A glimpse at some facets. Reading/Lectura, Fall issue, pp. 109-116.

Pearson, P. D. & Tierney, R. J. (1984). On becoming a thoughtful reader: Learning to read like a writer. In A. Purves & O. Niles (Eds.), Reading in the Secondary School (pp. 144-193). Chicago: National Society for the Study of Education.

Tierney, R. J. & Pearson, P. D. (1983). Toward a composing model of reading. Language Arts, 60, 5, May, 568-580. Also in J. Jensen (Ed.), Composing and Comprehending, NCTE, ERIC, NCRE, 1984. Also in C. Hedley & A. Barratta (Eds.), Contexts of Reading. New York: Ablex, 1984. Also in E. Dishner, J. E. Readence, & T. W. Bean (Eds.), Reading in the Content Areas. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 1985. Also in Kingten, E., Kroll, B. & Rose, M. (Eds.) Perspectives on Literacy. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, (1988) https://independent.academia.edu/RobTierney/Papers

Hayes, D. & Tierney, R. J. (1982). Developing readers’ knowledge through analogy. Reading Research Quarterly, 17, 256-280.

Tierney, R. J. (1982). Essential considerations for developing basic reading comprehension skills. School Psychology Review, 11(3), 299-305.

Tierney, R. J. (1982). Learning from text. In A. Berger & H. A. Robinson (Eds.), Secondary School Reading—What Research Reveals for Classroom Practice (pp. 97-110). Urbana, IL: NCTE/NCRE.

Tierney, R. J. (1982). The nature of reader and writer transactions: Defining the dimensions of negotiation. Fforum, 111(2), 78-79. English Composition Board, University of Michigan,.

Tierney, R. J. (1982). Reader-writer transactions. In P. Stock (Ed.), Forum Essays on Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing (pp. 146-151). New York, NY: Academic Press.

Raphael, T. E. & Tierney, R. J. (1981). The influence of topic familiarity and the author-reader relationship on detection of inconsistent information. In M. Kamil (Ed.), Directions in Reading: Research and Instruction (pp. 40-50). Washington, DC: National Reading Conference.

Tierney, R. J., & LaZansky, J. (1980). The rights and responsibilities of readers and writers: A contractual agreement. Language Arts, 57, 606-613. (Center for the Study of Reading, Reading Education Report No. 15).

Tierney, R. J., & Bridge, C.A. (1979). Functions of inferences: An extended examination of discourse comprehension. In M. Kamil & A. Moe (Eds.), Reading Research: Studies and Application (pp. 126-130). National Reading Conference Proceedings Yearbook. Clemson, S.C.: National Reading Conference.

Tierney, R. J., & Bridge, C.A. (1979). Inference and reading comprehension: Theory, research and practice. In G. Page, J. Elkins, B. O’Connors (Eds.), Communication Through Reading (pp. 113-127). Adelaide, NSW: Australian Reading Association.

Tierney, R. J., & Spiro, R. J. (1979). Some basic notions about reading comprehension: Implications for teachers. In J. Harste & R. Carey (Eds.), New Perspectives in Comprehension. Language and reading studies monograph (pp. 132-137). Bloomington: Indiana University.

Tierney, R. J., Vaughan, J. L., & Bridge, C.A. (1979). Toward understanding reading comprehension: An examination of systems for analyzing inferences. In J. Harste & R. Carey (Eds.), New Perspectives in Comprehension. Language and reading studies monograph (pp. 23-37). Bloomington: Indiana University.

Tierney, R. J., LaZansky, J., Raphael, T., & Cohen, P. (1987). Authors’ intentions and readers’ interpretation. In R. J. Tierney, P. L. Anders, & J. Mitchell (Eds.), Understanding readers’ understanding. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, pp. 205-226.

Bos, C. & Tierney, R. J. (1985). Inferential abilities of mildly retarded and nonretarded students during reading. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 89, 1, pp. 75-82.

Tierney, R. J., Bridge, C.A., & Cera, M. J. (1978-79). Discourse processing operations of children. Reading Research Quarterly, 4, 539-573.

Bridge, C.A., Tierney, R. J., & Cera, M. J. (1978). Inferential operations of children involved in discourse processing. In P. D. Pearson (Ed.), Reading: Disciplined Inquiry in Process and Practice (pp. 68-72). National Reading Conference Proceedings Yearbook, Clemson, SC: National Reading Conference.

Presentations at National & International Meetings

Tierney, R. J. (2007) Participatory/liberating literacies: some essentials. Plenary presentation at the 5TH Pan-African Reading for All Conference, University of Ghana, Legon, 6th ˆ 10th August, 2007

Tierney, R. J. (1992) Dimensions of engagement and their orchestration. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Tierney, R. J. (1992). Response to synthesis papers: Theoretical issues. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Convention, International Reading Association, Orlando, Florida.

Tierney, R. J. & Enciso, P. (1992). Current research: Engagement and comprehension. National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Tierney, R. J., and Edmiston, P. E. (1991). The relationships between readers’ involvement in and comprehension of a fictional short story. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago.

Tierney, R. J. (1990). Discussant, Readers responses to texts and contexts, American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Boston. April 19, 1990.

Tierney, R. J. (1989). What do we mean by “Reading” now? Paper presented at the 34th Annual Convention, International Reading Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Tierney, R. J. (1988). The engagement factor: understanding readers’ multidimensional experiences with text. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Tucson, Arizona.

Tierney, R. J. (1987). Exploring the inner reaches of the mind: discovering the outer limits of understanding. Keynote address presented at the Canadian Council of Teachers of English, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Tierney, R. J. (1987). Reading and writing as ways of knowing. Plenary address presented at Thirteenth Australian Reading Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Tierney, R. J. (1987). Reading-writing relationships: exploring claims, research and classroom possibilities. Paper presented at the Canadian Council of Teachers of English, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Tierney, R. J. (1987). Voices, images, experiences and perspective: transactions between readers, writers and the world of the text. Keynote address presented at the Australian Reading Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Tierney, R. J. (1987). The conjoining of reading and writing. Paper presented at the thirty-second Annual Convention of the International Reading Association. Anaheim, California.

Tierney, R. J. (1987). Empowering student and teacher problem-solving in reading and writing: a university-school collaboration. Paper presented at National Reading Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tierney, R. J. (1987). Reading and writing working together: exploring the claims, research and Classroom Possibilities. Paper presented at the thirty-second Annual Convention of the International Reading Association. Anaheim, California.

Tierney, R. J. (1987). Reading, writing, and learning: empowering students to grow. National Conference of Catholic Educators, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Tierney, R. J. (1987). Ways of knowing. Paper presented at National Reading Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tierney, R. J. (1985). The effects of writing upon critical reading. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, San Diego, California.

Tierney, R. J. (1985). Reading and writing: their role in intellectual development. Paper presented at the AERA Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Tierney, R. J. (1984). A composing model of reading. Paper presented at the National Council for Teachers of English Annual Convention, Detroit, Michigan.

Tierney, R. J. (1984). Comprehension, composition and collaboration. Paper presented at the Center for the Study of Reading Research Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Tierney, R. J. & Pearson, P. D. (1984). Composing and comprehending. Paper presented at Tenth World Congress on Reading, Hong Kong.

Tierney, R. J. (1983). An extended examination of reading-writing relationships. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Austin, Texas.

Tierney, R. J. (1982). Schema Theory: issues and shortcomings. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Clearwater.

Tierney, R. J. & Raphael, T. (1981). Factors controlling the inferencing behavior of fifth graders: an extended examination of the author-reader relationship. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California.

Raphael, T. & Tierney, R. J. (1980). The influence of topic familiarity and the author-reader relationship on detection of inconsistent information. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, San Diego, California.

Tierney, R. J., LaZansky, J., & Cohen, P. (1980). Author’s intentions and readers’ interpretations. Paper presented at the National Council for Teachers of English Annual Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bridge, C.A., Tierney, R. J., & Cera, M. J. (1979). Text-based inferences across discourse sets. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, California.

Tierney, R. J. (1978), Functions of inference. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tierney, R. J. (1978). Short circuits and fusion in reading comprehension. Paper presented at the National Council for Teachers of English Annual Convention.

Tierney, R. J., Bridge, C.A., & Cera, M. J. (1978). The differential discourse processing operations of children across text sets. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tierney, R. J., Bridge, C.A., & Vaughan, J. L. (1978). Toward understanding reading comprehension: an examination of systems for studying inference. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tierney, R. J. (1978). Inference and reading comprehension: Theory, Research, and Practice. Paper presented at Fourth Australian Reading Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Bridge, C., Tierney, R. J., & Cera, M. (1977). Inferential operations of children involved in discourse processing. Paper presented at the National Reading Council Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Tierney, R. J. (1977). Semantic sensitivity: cueing pupil responses. Paper presented at the twenty-second Annual Convention, International Reading Association, Miami, Florida.

Tierney, R. J., Bridge, C., & Cera, M. (1977). Discourse processing operations of children. Paper presented at the National Reading Council Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Vaughan, J. L. & Tierney, R. J. (1976). An Analysis of psycholinguistic processes during reading comprehension. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

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